What you’re about to see if not something out of Our Miss Brooks. What has happened in this country and what is going on in our educational system? And it’s not just this country. The last time I posted a horrific school video, it was a school in the United Kingdom.
I couldn’t work in a place like this, as a teacher, and if I was a student I would be terrified to attend a place like this, to be honest.
This video is from 2017. Why do I share it? Because it’s something that recycles from time to time on social media and because it illustrates how children are taught to hate. This isn’t a one off situation, this is ongoing. The student’s name is Gideon Yapp. Supposedly he was going to join the Army after high school. I pray he did. Somebody needs to socialize this punk and make a man out of him. His parents raised a monster. More about them after the clip.
Here is a post from this kid’s parents and it pretty much spells out where he gets this racist rage from. This was a few months before their kid went bonkers.
There you have it.
Again, I share this with you not because it is breaking news but because this kind of sickness is still very much in our country. We’ve gotten sicker as a country. Or, maybe we were always this sick and we hid it better. I only know that I never witnessed anything like this in school, this is completely beyond me.
And make no mistake, I didn’t live a sheltered life. I grew up in a very dysfunctional family with mental illness, alcoholism, poverty, I have a lot of crazy stories. And I knew people blamed people of other races for all kinds of things and acted out violently. That’s no surprise. One of my great-uncles got into it with the Ku Klux Klan in Alabama, back in the 30’s, because they wanted to pull their shenanigans on his land and he wouldn’t permit it.
I just never saw anybody act this violent or insane in a school setting. Not even close. This kind of behavior stuns me. And I know this neighborhood very well. This happened in Lancaster, California. It’s a sleepy town out in the desert, near where I used to ride horses. Yes, there are racists there but not screaming in meltdown like this.
I hope for Gideon Yapp’s sake that he changed his ways and made peace with the world somehow.